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Warriors Sweep the Spurs heading to the NBA Finals for the Third Time!

The NBA fever is heating up as the bold predictions of basketball gurus and fans are slowly taking shape ! We can never be excited with the recent win of the Boston Celtics versus the defending NBA champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now that the Golden State Warriors have flexed its muscle via multiple sweep that started with the Portland Trailblazers where Damian Lillard predicted a bold 4-2 victory in favor to them then followed by four to nothing western semifinals game with the Utah Jazz that seen its future in Gordon Hayward who was the only Jazz player to put up good numbers versus the Warriors defenders. And finally in the recently concluded western conference finals games against the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Durant who’ve missed several games into the playoffs have made his presence felt by helping the Warriors trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green sweep the best of Texas area where most of the observers have expressed their opinions that..

“it would have been a different series should the Spurs leading scorer have not encountered that ungrateful ankle injury off a three point shot”

with Zaza Pachulia who in turn also got injured in the succeeding game and unable to play till the clincher.

The question now is , will the Warriors challenge the defending champion if ever the Cleveland Cavaliers close the series in their next two games , at home and at the TD Garden for Game 5. It is a different Warriors roster as compared to last year, gone were Andre Bogut, Harrison Barnes and Speights who are somehow part of the wrecking crews of Coach Steve Kerr.

Aside from KD as the major addition to the team, center Javale McGee provides not only the height and muscle inside the paint but his agility is nowhere near for a challenge versus any of the Eastern finalist team. Tristan Thompson is a little slower and Al Horford lacks the power to slow down McGee.


It’ll be a battle of torching the rims with consistent treys and free throws. Man for man the Warriors has a little edge in 1-2 position against the Cavs, but at the 3-4 it’s the other way around. We are about to see a battle of tenacity and sacrifices from both teams as these two have a score to settle way back two seasons. Though am not writing off the Celtics to score an upset with their depleted lineup, the way Boston guys have responded to the challenge of getting drown in the hole is remarkable. The big question is if Le Bron James will continue his poor performance in Game 3 or he’ll come with guns blazing to finish off the Celtics in Game 5 ? That needs to be seen as we can never tell what adjustments are the Celtics and Coach Brad Stevens are cooking up in Cleveland in order to duplicate the path they’ve done with the Wizards.

Think about this, the supporting crews of the Cavaliers are mere audience to Kevin Love’s shooting clinic that they’ve forgot to manned the wing in its entirety that the Celtics were able to break lose and penetrate the paint with Kelly Olynyk scoring in silence off an outstanding performance versus the Wizards.

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Boston played smarter than the Cavs with the way Coach Brad Steven handled the game in short Ty Lue was out-coached, period. What is clear right now is this … the Golden State Warriors are on their third trip to the NBA Finals waiting as if to defend the lost title not to regain it with the way the series have transpired in the west.

We let the Spurs go as the Celtics are showing it’s not luck in winning games in the east with the Cavaliers defending its land while the Dub nation are watching. – Paquito

photo credits to cbs sports, getty images, warriors instagram account.

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Hugot pa More - Chola

 

We all experienced failures, distress and rejection… Was it enough for you to give up ? Or it is the right time for you to consider things you’ve been taking for granted… As Chola said, stand up and continue the journey for good.

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Smiles are made to share life’s hope and expectations. Give a lot. – Paquito

 

It’s not Impossible but I’m possible ! 

Many times we are witness to incredible comebacks, from film reels to real life. Unbelievable is the first word that comes first in our mind and the word we uttered while frozen to where we were sitting at that moment in time.

Whenever we are to face a daunting task, we can’t help but exasperatedly think it’s impossible and that is we don’t even yet lifted a finger to try and go on about it. All are wired to run that process before we can muster enough motivation to embrace the next to impossible possibilities and take the necessary action with such grace and vindication.

JUST YOUR TYPE

Trying our best is the only path we got in order to be the next big possible thing you wanted to be. Spend time to practice more than required and grow in the mastery of skill and talent we are all capable of , in this world nothing is unbelievable as long as you firmly believe that ” I’m possible !”

Everyone is a great potential to be the possibility for others. – Paquito

Endurance in Willingness is the Key

Good morning my dear readers and fellow bloggers, it’s summertime once again here in the Philippines and everyone’s mind is preoccupied with white sands, blue salty waters and great sunrise and sunset. But for some who have no luxury of lengthy time to get away from work are satisfied with summer games. Yes you hear it right, summer games are the best time to hit open tennis courts, football field, oval tracks and caged courts. Sports buff from all ages are a pretty sight to see especially those past their prime of 60’s hitting the fields in their comfy bikes and joggers suit.

Though its not enough for others to do it with their motto of “the mind is willing but the body is not”  isn’t it our willingness that truly matters when it comes onto an activity requiring physicality and constant endurance? Chinese sexagenarians are a staple in every open halls doing their old rituals and forms of meditations, yoga and martial arts movement which is to stay fit not only mental but emotional and physical as well.

And for everybody to enjoy the summer, they must put in the same amount of enthusiasm in willingness to do things within their limited and acceptable level of satisfaction and prolong their participation and keep improving the mental and physical toughness we all wanted.

The itch to do it remains intact till the last sweat of willingness drops. – Paquito

Photo credits to owners as published. 

Branding Yourself 

People are so busy building themselves up, starting from schools, post graduate studies and through their works and careers. It is what and how they wanna be seen by their peers and colleagues and including followers from the social media accounts that handle them as the brand.  It takes a lot of minor and major preparations to be as the brand ambassador you wanted to be. You are the sole salesperson of yourself and must sell in accordance with the norms, acceptable standards and verifiable processes.

Seems quite difficult isn’t it ? Do you find it difficult to express yourself fair and square ? Have you had any doubt with what you were doing these past few days, weeks or months? If so, Have you think of doing basic review or do some recollections where you seemed to be failing or have failed at least once, twice and repeatedly in the same exact situation that comes as a normal thing even if it shouldn’t.?

Don’t let yourself to be the laughing stock in every serious table meetings, better be the outlet of motivational jokes than the receiver of it. Let your wits and intelligence capacity be the set norms of an organization can rely to especially in times of despair, difficulties and pressure. Read a lot, even if it doesn’t excite you to browse a couple of articles bout cooking, outdoor hiking and fishing, defense tactics, puzzles and the bible.

A man’s ability is traceable to his experience and the books or articles he read. The people who surrounds him and the places he frequently gone to. Agree? It is far better to create yourself up at least one ante with your current being than staying afloat with what and how you’re dealing with things and situation right now without any clear direction or identification of who you wanna be and how you wanted to be remember of your brand once you call it quits with the competition both in amateur life and professional world we have.

Michael Jordan left a mark that even the next 45 generations can easily remember, when we speak of any basketball game. Just Do It. – Paquito

Paquito Answer for the Day 30

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We all learn the pros and cons in dealing with our own time, some find it easy while others cannot. Use your time properly and see the results for yourself how it makes you a better person towards you and to those who are leaning to your talent, skills and life aspirations. Don’t play rough with time, instead harmonize with it every step of the way.

It’s not how fast you finish it, It’s how you learn from it that truly matters. – Paquito

You Only Live Once – YOLO

The odds never been at your side but you keep on going until you hit  the right formula  for the success you’ve been looking for that you thought will last a lifetime … searching. The average age according to research in relation to man hovers between 80 – 90 years old, take away the 21 years of gearing yourself for the will give you only 40 – 44 years of successful run if you’ve worked your way up in a profession that somehow lasts better as you aged, like a doctor, lawyer, architect, engineer, chef, accountant, politician, bio-physicist, scientist, academic professor, radio commentator, trader, foreign officer, biologist, priest and many other jobs that requires continuous learnings and development in order to stay abreast and updated and in the main stream of life practices. It all indeed starts with a childhood dreams, perfected through discipline and dedication including surrounding influencing inspiration and guidance as provided by the people who loved us.

As man evolved and continuously learning the cyclical shifts of wants and needs, it creatively reversing the trend and expectation of every generation who are far more inclined to listen and abide by their own practical reasoning’s with the thought that days are becoming a little faster than usual. With the jobs being relocated to places where the profit margins are high versus the operational expenditures, people welcomed it with a positive thoughts that they forgot to factor in the time difference it involves for a seamless and on-time delivery of project or work output. A couple of centuries ago, it was people who needs to be relocated for thousand jobs to finish, in the recent and current business data… it was the job itself that is being relocated, the job is delivered to the foreign soil with a lot of valid consideration to be taken care of. Still, people flocks where the grass is greener even if the adversaries are high.

Diversities has become a normal scene wherever you go, as the people becomes more apparent of what they want in their own lives with an exquisite motto that says in acronym YOLO.

They’re so attached to it that they’ll stretch any single second to gain satisfaction in everything they got onto. Working like there’s no tomorrow and sleeping like our grandparents, getting nap in every idle second they have and stays awake all throughout the day. We all only live once but we must take extra care of our health for us to at least reach that twilight age of 80 with better eyesight, hearing and other senses. We gotta be aggressive in a more practical way as the more appropriate way to define that motto. To enjoy and be fulfilled with anything our hands got onto, inspire people we meet, celebrate birthdays of people surrounding us and let them feel that we love them more than they love us and we care for them sincerely.

Practicality is the best way or option we all have to live life to its fullest. With caution and satisfaction, your million dollar dream is achievable even in a most practical way you can think of… as long as you set your satisfaction and contentment, you only live once and at once you must live the life you’ve dream’t of.

Logical thinking creates happier life ahead. – Paquito

Works from the Master

Good morning America and good morning World, are you an art fan whose appreciation to every artworks can be trace back to various medium or ways it was done to capture your deep thoughts and excitement… if that so , then watch out for the next couple of article as we gonna feature the man behind the 3-dimensional works in one of the busiest art hub in the Philippines and who is making a fortune out of commission works from the other parts of the world.

Watch out for it!

Creating Traffic that Matters

People are interconnected or I must say well inter-connected through numerous social media accounts. Sharing updates, photos and even classified gossip inserted thru photographs they’ve posted day in day out. And that creates a great traffic, that matters to us who are in the wide world of social blogging services. What I can’t seem to understand are those people who are peeking out and sending unsolicited commentaries that’s somehow off and sometimes insulting to the host account. Can’t they just hit the like button and leave it like that, but we cannot blame them either for it is sometimes the host account that open up to the idea of picking up more comments than necessary. Imagine a thousand comments with the half that reads like “lol” …. but to them, it matters. As the game changer of this fads, you got to have a thousand of followers to get notice of by those curious newbies and add them to their fandom.

Take note that only 1-2% of your site or account visitors or onlookers might complete your forms or there is a .05% chance that they’ll follow your account if it excites them or if they find it suitable for their current needs say research or photo streaming needs. In as much as everybody wanted to have a million legitimate followers the reverse is what they’re doing to other accounts. Establishing firm connections and acquaintances should’ve been a lot easier than we think but its not… that is due to bots. They’re the fixers and expanders of undistinguished accounts leading to MLM sort of business that’ll sell you anything you don’t need about, they’re spammers.

Let’s clean the internet universe by starting on our own account. Kick those bots that’s been pestering your account while you’re sleeping. That way we can have a better place to work with, a great place to communicate and a best place to appreciate.

Examine ways to create a better appreciation value of your site or account and engage only those you knew that is authentic or verified account and obtain the footprint of a best practices in research and content lead of those legit great account.

Let us altogether create a traffic that matters to anyone, observe proper quorum. – Paquito

UAP-QC Election of Officers 2017

The United Architects of the Philippines Quezon City Chapter will be having it’s election a week from now. While most of the incumbent officers will either go up a level in terms of their position to continue their desire to serve and share their humble effort and commitment to one of the most distinguished chapter in the official organization for the Architects, it is expected that new faces will come out and participate in the said event. Following are the details of the forthcoming affair.

1. GMM and CHAPTER ELECTION on Feb 22, Wednesday at Max’s Restaurant , located at Scout Tuazon, QC. Topic: Accessibity Law and Universal Design Speaker:Ar. Rix Abordo, time of ingress and egress 6:00 pm-10:00 pm and everybody who intend to attend must come in their Business Attire.

2.ONE BOOK DRIVE FOR THE UAP LIBRARY

For every books and or magazines donated, you’ll receive a Chapter special edition shirt. Date of publication must be 2010 and above.

3. TULONG DUNONG- TULAY SA PAG-AARAL 

Everyone is enjoin to share a small amount of  Php 100.00 to help raise the needed school supplies of students from TULAY NANG KABATAAN that will be accepted during the GMM by the Chapter Treasurer.

Seats are limited and a confirmation through the Chapter Secretary Mae Ferrer is a must!

Photos shown were of the last GMM at the Tower Restaurant courtesy of Mr Michael John R. Santos.  

 

In leadership lies the great responsibility to manage. – Paquito